• Assistive Technology

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    Welcome to Assistive Technology.

  • What is Assistive Technology?

    • Assistive Technology (AT) includes a range of technologies (low and high tech), which enable people to build on their abilities and participate as fully as possible at home, school, work, and in their community. 

    Who provides Assistive Technology services at HDSD?

    • RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professionals (ATP) analyze the needs of individuals with disabilities, assists in the selection of the appropriate equipment and trains students and staff on how to properly use the specific equipment.

    Say "Hello" to the HDSD ATPs!

    • Jill Severino, OTR/L, ATP
      • Jill M. Severino, OTR/L, ATP   Jill joined Hillsboro-Deering School District in 2001. She is a graduate of Keuka College, NY and brings over 20 years of experience working as an Occupational Therapist. She has experience working in school-based and early intervention settings as well as extensive experience in rehabilitation, acute care, and elderly home settings. She specializes in Sensory Integration Therapy, receiving certification in 2003.  She is a RESNA certified ATP (2011) providing her the ability to provide quality intervention of appropriate assistive technology to increase improved outcomes for students of all ages. 


    • Emily Porter, CCC-SLP, ATP
      • I am an ASHA licensed and a RESNA certified ATP who specializes in Preschool and Early Elementary education.   I received my Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Towson University in Towson, Maryland.   I have experience working in both school and adult rehabilitation settings and have experience working with autism, severe developmental delays, apraxia of speech, augmentative/alternative communication, cerebral palsy, speech articulation and phonological disorders, dysphagia, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury, aphasia, tracheostomy, social skills, and voice disorders.   I obtained my RESNA (Rehabilitation Engineering And Assistive Technology Society of North America) Assistive Technology Professional Certification in August of 2018.